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by PeterC
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Corona Virus and School Reopening
Replies: 31
Views: 489

Re: Corona Virus and School Reopening

As a side question - and I suppose anyone can answer this - have you gotten the vaccine? Which one? If you have not had a vaccination, do you plan to? I've gotten my first and second Pfizer Vaccinations, they are supposedly 94%-95% effective against the Coronavirus. I did feel a little strange afte...
by PeterC
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Who Gets Enlightened (Bodhi)
Replies: 33
Views: 697

Re: Who Gets Enlightened (Bodhi)

It doesn't matter. You think like an elephant in the glassware shop. If you ask me no one can do it. Aware of the awareness. Just one person can do it. He is the Buddha. Because of his special position. You know right time right place situation For all the other, there will always need one to confi...
by PeterC
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Decline of interest in Buddhist Traditions
Replies: 38
Views: 846

Re: Decline of interest in Buddhist Traditions

Buddhism is something that you do. It’s not merely a matter of believing this or that, like believing Jesus is watching over you or whatever. Even if the whole of one’s practice is 15 minutes of meditation a day, or reciting the refuge vow, or name of Buddha Amitabha or the name of the lotus sutra ...
by PeterC
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Buddhism a methodological solipsism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1116

Re: Is Buddhism a methodological solipsism?

I know my friend, I know. I am not patronizing here. While I seem frivolous with belief that isn't a projection of my own mind. Do you realize I had to challenge the same distinctions. For me I could only do this through the lowest common denominator of empirical evidence. No, that’s not it. It’s n...
by PeterC
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Buddhism a methodological solipsism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1116

Re: Is Buddhism a methodological solipsism?

I'm sorry. I don't get it. I know my friend, I know. I am not patronizing here. While I seem frivolous with belief that isn't a projection of my own mind. Do you realize I had to challenge the same distinctions. For me I could only do this through the lowest common denominator of empirical evidence...
by PeterC
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Genghis Khan and India?
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Genghis Khan and India?

I get the sense you guys didn't watch the video? He dismissed the sympathy argument for not invading. He argued GK did not invade because he had more important things to do back in China. Are you guys saying that's wrong? He lists 4 reasons at was about 18 minute mark. Mughals were not led by GK. T...
by PeterC
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Genghis Khan and India?
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Genghis Khan and India?

It's bullshit. So, before even listening to it, it's always worth asking - who is this guy? Abhijit Chavda is a theoretical physicist, technologist, and writer.His work in theoretical physics involves research on the topics of dark matter, dark energy, black hole physics, quantum gravity and physic...
by PeterC
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: At what stage of meditation do you start to experience something really profound?
Replies: 43
Views: 1479

Re: At what stage of meditation do you start to experience something really profound?

Profound - going to some 'land', hearing and seeing the Buddha or devas, etc. Never - everything we experience is just mind. Always - everything we experience is just mind. going to some 'land', hearing and seeing the Buddha or devas Those are just dream experiences. Some people experience them and...
by PeterC
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Buddhism a methodological solipsism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1116

Re: Is Buddhism a methodological solipsism?

narhwal90 wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:30 am Shall we live for sex and facebook then?
Even if you're not trying to achieve liberation from samsara, I cannot imagine that anyone would want to live for facebook. That truly would be a life not worth living.
by PeterC
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Buddhism a methodological solipsism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1116

Re: Is Buddhism a methodological solipsism?

I think that's just your opinion. Death isn't something to worry about, I don't. :rolling: There speaks someone who hasn't come close to, or thought hard about the ending of life. It bears repeating again: Buddhism is not a proselytizing religion. We don't try to convert people (aside from, perhaps...
by PeterC
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Genghis Khan and India?
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Genghis Khan and India?

It's bullshit. So, before even listening to it, it's always worth asking - who is this guy? Abhijit Chavda is a theoretical physicist, technologist, and writer.His work in theoretical physics involves research on the topics of dark matter, dark energy, black hole physics, quantum gravity and physica...
by PeterC
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Buddhism a methodological solipsism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1116

Re: Is Buddhism a methodological solipsism?

tkp67 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:52 pm ...
I really don’t have a clue what you’re trying to say here. Sorry.
by PeterC
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Buddhism a methodological solipsism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1116

Re: Is Buddhism a methodological solipsism?

I was under the impression buddhism was founded a few hundred years BC? Yes, but I don't recall Jesus saying "Methodological solipsism" either. Though my reading of the bible is rusty. That seems a bit biased by atheism/theism perspective Again with this? Really? ...as Christ was not born until a f...
by PeterC
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Buddhism a methodological solipsism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1116

Re: Is Buddhism a methodological solipsism?

I was under the impression buddhism was founded a few hundred years BC? Yes, but I don't recall Jesus saying "Methodological solipsism" either. Though my reading of the bible is rusty. Sure he did. “Verily I say unto you, unless a man be born again of methodological solipsism, he cannot enter into ...
by PeterC
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Equivalent to thogal
Replies: 144
Views: 4787

Re: Equivalent to thogal

Schrödinger’s Yidam wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:51 am Pascal’s wager
...only really works for Catholicism:
1. Entry requirements for heaven satisfied by low-cost ritual observance, irrespective of state of mind
2. No possibility of gaining direct experience of the truth of the teachings
by PeterC
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Buddhism a methodological solipsism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1116

Re: Is Buddhism a methodological solipsism?

The Buddhadharma was around a few thousand years before anyone said “methodological” or “solipsism”, let alone in conjunction. I find it a little tedious when people ask whether the Buddhadharma fits in box X or box Y of some modern scheme of categorization. They should really ask questions about th...
by PeterC
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Questions Regarding Buddhist Academia
Replies: 16
Views: 803

Re: Questions Regarding Buddhist Academia

If you're going down the route of learning classical Chinese or Japanese - be aware that fluency in the modern languages is not even close to qualifying you to work with classical texts, there's a whole body of knowledge and research methodology you will need in addition (i.e. relating choice of voc...
by PeterC
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 259
Views: 5716

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

Therefore, contrary to the assertions to most Tibetans and Madhyamaka adherents, Nagarjuna's did postulate Three Truths (not merely Two Truths) in his Tetralemma but they differ slightly from Tientai's "unification of the Three Truths". illarraza - I'm curious to hear how you reconcile your interpr...
by PeterC
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Atheism vs Buddhism (was Non Cultural Buddhists: What Made You Stay?)
Replies: 219
Views: 2318

Re: Atheism vs Buddhism (was Non Cultural Buddhists: What Made You Stay?)

tkp67 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:08 pm Why does it have to be more complex than theism is theism, athersim is atheism and buddhsim is buddhism?
Because words need to have meanings otherwise you can’t have a discussion.
by PeterC
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Atheism vs Buddhism (was Non Cultural Buddhists: What Made You Stay?)
Replies: 219
Views: 2318

Re: Atheism vs Buddhism (was Non Cultural Buddhists: What Made You Stay?)

In a tradition where the underlying theme is liberation of all beings. Yes. Lack of this condition always being in mind is just that. Non-sequitur #2. I recognize that as a conditioned response of yours. If you can falsify my statements have at it. If you can't and have nothing but pointed sideline...

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